WTF - Oregon's New Basketball Court Design

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WTF - Oregon's New Basketball Court Design
 

 

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In addition to the most uniform combinations and the most luxurious locker rooms of any school in the nation, Oregon will soon be able to lay claim to the country's most unique basketball floor.

Oregon officials unveiled the floor of newly built Matthew Knight Arena on Friday, and to say the least the design lives up to the school's reputation for cutting-edge panache and flair. The court is framed on all sides by a forest of fir trees, an homage to the school's picturesque Pacific Northwest setting and to Oregon's 1939 national title team nicknamed "The Tall Firs."

Kilkenny Floor is named after Pat Kilkenny, a long-time supporter of Oregon athletics who served as the school's athletic director from 2007 to 2009 and ran the recent coaching search to replace Ernie Kent. In the center of the floor is the slogan "Deep in the Woods," which is meant to intimidate opposing teams. (Yes, seriously)

Considering Oregon's deep-rooted ties to Nike, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Tinker Hatfield is the designer of the floor. Hatfield, a former Oregon track and field star and vice president of design and special projects for Nike, designed many of the shoes from the famed Air Jordan line.

"When I was asked to work on the new floor for Matthew Knight Arena, I really boiled it down to three things," Hatfield said. "I really wanted to pay tribute to Matthew Knight himself, to the Kilkenny family and lastly but maybe not least, I wanted to pay tribute to the Pacific Northwest and the Tall Firs, the original basketball team that won a national championship for the University of Oregon in 1939."

Like the famed blue "Smurf Turf" at Boise State's football stadium, Oregon's forest floor is meant to be an iconic design that will immediately be recognizable to TV viewers nationwide. The design has already created a buzz, generating stories in local and regional papers and coverage from a variety of blogs.

What has been the reaction from Oregon fans? Based on the comments section from a story on this Ducks-themed site, mostly positive thus far.

Wrote one Oregon fan, "In a word, awesome."


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 Oregon's crazy new basketball floor is quintessentially Oregon - The Dagger - NCAAB* - Yahoo! Sports

59 comments for "WTF - Oregon's New Basketball Court Design"

 8 years ago '12        #2
DoMieD 5 heat pts
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Sweet
 8 years ago '04        #3
lilsnatch770|M 102 heat pts102
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I want to see it live/a photo
 8 years ago '04        #4
lilsnatch770|M 102 heat pts102
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Here's a video....doesn't look too bad

 8 years ago '04        #5
LightsOut 19 heat pts19 OP
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 lilsnatch770 said:
Here's a video....doesn't look too bad

that doesn't look too bad at all, but i bet the visiting teams would be distracted as hell the first time they play on it
 8 years ago '08        #6
Main Event 55 heat pts55
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Oregon always tryin to be different :disdain2:


looks :jay:
 8 years ago '06        #7
Blah 17 heat pts17
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they stay with fresh s**t
 8 years ago '05        #8
QualityRecords 9 heat pts
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If you dont look at it somewhat closely you might not see that its trees all the way around. At least I didn't play close enough attention until I read it. It actually looks kinda cool.
 8 years ago '05        #9
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 Main Event said:
Oregon always tryin to be different :disdain2:


looks :jay:


I love it
 8 years ago '10        #10
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They shouldve got the wood look a little darker and the pac 10 sign in like a color like red or somethin idk, but that bit nice tho... Too bad they fckin team might suck
 8 years ago '04        #11
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thats why i used to wanna go there a long time ago. they stay doing fresh s**t, esp with nike there and all the innovative s**t they do in sports apparel
 11-06-2010, 06:07 PM         #12
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i'm surprised most of ya'll like it. Seems like a lot of people hate on Oregon's style.

They're never afraid to be different and try new things.

Their jerseys in every sport >>>
 8 years ago '10        #13
Big Louie Guwop 133 heat pts133
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oh s**t i had to do a double take to notice the trees
 8 years ago '04        #14
LightsOut 19 heat pts19 OP
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 illmatix said:
i'm surprised most of ya'll like it. Seems like a lot of people hate on Oregon's style.

They're never afraid to be different and try new things.

Their jerseys in every sport >>>
they def got the jersey game on lock

but the new court? "deep in the woods" not sure how that would intimidate anybody


what's that symbol under the "O" at mid court though?
 8 years ago '10        #15
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 illmatix said:

Their jerseys in every sport >>>
this.
 8 years ago '10        #16
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"Like"
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 LightsOut said:
they def got the jersey game on lock

but the new court? "deep in the woods" not sure how that would intimidate anybody


what's that symbol under the "O" at mid court though?
It says Matt but is a reference to Matthew Knight court and the time the Knight's spent in Japan during his childhood with the symbols
 8 years ago '08        #18
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Nike stays hookin up Oregon with the freshest gear too since Phil Knight graduated from there
 11-06-2010, 07:48 PM         #19
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 8 years ago '05        #20
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This > Smurf Turf
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